Wierden General Cemetery

Wierden, a town on the Almelo-Zwolle road, is 5 kilometres west of Almelo. The cemetery is about 250 metres south of the railway station at the end of the Kerkhofstraat. The British plot is in the north-eastern part.

Wierden General Cemetery contains a plot of 21 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, all airmen who were shot down in the area from 1942 onwards. The soldiers killed in the neighbourhood during the liberation of Wierden were Canadians, and were taken to the Canadian cemetery at Holten.

No. of Identified Casualties: 21

No Name Rank Service# Regiment Date of Death Age Grave
1 ALLEN, FRANCIS FREDERICK, Sergeant (Flt. Engr) 936019 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 03/02/1943 23 Row A. Grave 7
2 CARR, PHILIP WILLIAM, Pilot Officer (Obs) 119716 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 10/08/1942 21 Row A. Grave 2
3 GLOVER, STANLEY, Sergeant (Pilot) 1086885 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 10/08/1942 19 Row A. Grave 3
4 GOLDFLUST, JULIUS, Sergeant (Air Gnr) 1272586 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 24/05/1943 21 Row B. Coll. grave 3-7
5 GOODYEAR, RONALD EDWARD, Sergeant (Flt. Engr) 929591 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 24/05/1943 22 Row B. Coll. grave 3-7
6 HARRINGTON, TIMOTHY AMBROSE Pilot Officer (Air Bomber) J/90524 Royal Canadian Air Force 23/09/1944 - A. Joint grave 12
7 JACOBS, JOHN ARTHUR CHARLES Flight Sergeant (Air Gnr) 649808 Royal Air Force 14/05/1943 21 Row A. Grave 10
8 JONES, ARCHIBALD DONALD Sergeant (Air Gnr) 2220848 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 23/09/1944 - Row A. Joint grave 12
9 McCULLOUGH, JOHN Pilot Officer (Pilot) 40410 Royal New Zealand Air Force 03/02/1943 30 Row A. Grave 8
10 MURPHY, TERENCE AUSTIN Sergeant (Air Bomber) 413307 Royal New Zealand Air Force 03/02/1943 30 Row A. Grave 5
11 OLIVER, DONALD CHARLES Sergeant (Nav) 658522 Royal Air Force 24/05/1943 24 Row B. Grave 1
12 ORME, ALAN BERT Flying Officer (Bomb Aimer) 129182 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 24/05/1943 - Row B. Coll. grave 3-7
13 REDMAN, JOHN Sergeant (Air Gnr) 1251710 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 24/05/1943 - Row B. Coll. grave 3-7
14 SCHUBERT, GUY EDGAR Sergeant (Pilot) 1334705 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 24/05/1943 20 Row B. Coll. grave 3-7
15 STEER, GEORGE Sergeant (Flt. Engr) 922222 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 14/05/1943 22 Row A. Grave 9
16 STRINGER, CLEMENT Sergeant (Air Gnr) 1581536 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 14/05/1943 21 Row A. Grave 11
17 SWINNARD, JOHN DESMOND DAVID Sergeant (Air Gnr) 1151672 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 10/08/1942 34 Row A. Grave 1
18 TREVAYNE, PAUL RODNEY Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr) 1291380 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 03/02/1943 19 Row A. Grave 6
19 WEBB, WILLIAM GEORGE Flight Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr) R/92534 Royal Canadian Air Force 10/08/1942 - Row A. Grave 4
20 WILCOCK, FREDERICK Sergeant (Air Gnr) 1897947 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 23/09/1944 - Row A. Grave 13
21 WOOD, PETER JOHN Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr) 553971 Royal Air Force 24/05/1943 21 Row B. Grave 2

2006 The Hins - Information from The Commonwealth War Graves Commission